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NBA NEWS & NOTES: STERN LAUDED BY MORNING NEWS' MOORE
Published March 19, 1997
NBA Commissioner David Stern was profiled by David Moore in yesterday's DALLAS MORNING NEWS under the header, "Stern Lacks Flash, But He's Still MVP." Moore: "As the sport celebrates its stars and reminisces about the last 50 years, it's difficult to find anyone who has had a bigger impact on the league than Stern." Marketing. Revenues. Exposure. All have flourished under Stern's leadership. ... Stern has accomplished this without losing one game on the schedule to a strike or lockout. ... Cracks have developed, as they do in any successful venture. But the owners have faith that Stern will be able to shepherd them into an even more lucrative era" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/18). WHAT, NO MORE JERRY WEST? NEWSDAY's Rob Parker, on Michael Jordan's impending retirement and how the NBA should recognize him: "Although it never seemed possible, Jordan has reached [Muhammad] Ali status. If the NBA really wanted to immortalize Jordan -- arguably, if even just a little, the best ever to play hoop -- it would change its logo and replace it with Jordan's likeness" (NEWSDAY, 3/19). WORM TO TALK FOREIGN POLICY? The Bulls are scheduled to visit the White House April 3 in honor of their '95-96 Championship (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/19).